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to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
. this weekend, georgia, massachusetts, and texas are giving the state-sponsored discount. shoppers in connecticut will get their tax holiday next week end. earlier this month, a dozen other states took part. retailers are as delighted as consumers. >> shirt. >> shirt. >> pants. >> pants. >> shoes. >> shoes. >> especially in this economy. every bit helps. >> reporter: are you excited to go back to school? >> yeah. >> reporter: now experts say, total sales this back-to-school season could top $42 billion. and parents say every penny of that saved makes a difference. bianna? >> i looked forward to that growing up in texas as well. susan, thanks so much for the story. >>> exciting news surrounding the centuries old mona lisa mystery. who is the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world? the model for the masterpiece? scientists think her identity could be revealed through dna testing. here's abc's kirit radia. >> she appears larger from the left than on the right. >> reporter: the clue to unlocking one of art's biggest secrets is so groundbreaking, you might expect to find
temperatures in some parts of the country, perfect for frozen yogurt across sections of texas and very heavy rain in parts of missouri, parts of kansas. over a foot of rain in parts of missouri. more heavy rain, you can see it on the radar moving through this area. severe weather, isolated tornadoes possible anywhere from the texas handle to parts of oklahoma and kansas. a hot day in texas. 105 in dallas. 106 in san antonio. in chicago, kind of cool for this time of year. >> we have great franchises in this region. >> hot tepblts in parts of the -- hot temperatures in parts of the south. stay cool and get some tcby. i'm going to try this new flavor here and let you know what i think coming up. >> let me grab a cup over here. >> all right. here we go over here. >> there you go. >> where is a -- >>gretchen: it's a little toug for them to be eating ice cream and none for us. right, peter? >>steve: look what i brought you. >>gretchen: you've already had a bite. >>steve: so. sharing. one big happy family. you want a bite? >>peter: i love you, but not that much. >>steve: it tastes just as good as
does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number eight printed in part b of house report 113-187, offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: purr sinet to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. the manager in opposition will have the right to close. the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. s. jackson lee: let me thank my colleagues whenever they engage in debate, i know they have a serious commitment to the process of this house and this nation. i rise today to offer an amendment and i hope that it addresses the chairman's offer of legislative collegiality. if this is such an important effort then i believe that the amendments that have been offered by my colleagues and the one i introduced as we speak is one that makes this bill reasonable. my amendment would except from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rull promulgated by the
congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered domesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he was running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs against henry clay from kentucky.
than texas. >> uh-huh. >> yeah. >> a lot. >> what grade are you heading into little lady? >> second. >> is the teacher ready for you. >> yes, sir. >> we'll see. we'll see. troublemaker. well, let's see about your forecast as we go throughout the day today. now this weather pattern has been stuck for awhile now. it's sizzling hot in texas but the temperatures are cool. i'm starting to wonder has the beach season ended in the great lakes. temperatures are still well below average up there. remember the heat wave from you a few weeks ago? at night we have been in the 50s. it's like a taste of fall in new england and the great lakes but texas and the deep south and southwest summer is in >>> 7:37. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have low decks spanning all the way inland, school ocean air transported off the pacific today. it means beautiful conditions. more of the same. if you liked yesterday, you're going to like today. 76 in santa teresa, 75 degrees on the way to san jose. if you're missing the hot summer days, we are going to see the heat return, b
boehner. >> former texas congressman rand atl was the keynote speaker the young americans for liberty national convention. we will show you his remarks in their entirety tomorrow here on c-span. in the meantime, here's a preview of the former congressmen's remarks. and --biggest break -- the risk is how sluggish will they get. speaking out can be dangerous. we write laws on purpose. all of politicians want truth. they want us to know everything about government so they write to be strict laws. if you are a whistleblower, we will protect you. yeah, sure. you do that and they charge you with treason. know, theds me of you with an empire of life. the empire, the big government is only held together by lies. these revolutions whether bradley manning or snowden, they have not heard us area they have hurt the bureaucrat. that hurt a politician. they embarrass them. you may we spy on every country in the world? we spy on them? isy probably suspected, but out in the open. they are embarrassed. treasonous to maintaining the faƇade they are wonderful and good and humanitarian. away frankly, th
-- willie from fort worth, texas, up next on our democratic line. caller: we complain about what the government does for our protection. if you want to get on a computer and by a server, sign up with all the information they need from us, this and the other marketing companies -- there is nothing being said about how they abuse our privilege to one another. i agree with what obama is doing. a program that was started for the george bush administration to protect us from the terrorists. createdthe scandal they by the republicans so they can take points from the democrats won the elections come. from twitter says what is needed is a clear personal data law. kirk is up next from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. on the democrats line -- caller: good morning. would 100% advocate for this nsa program and others like it, if only they would truly concentrate on the real terrorist. this is to belittle what occurred on 9/11 or happened at the boston marathon, but there are tens of thousands of americans that die every year. tot is due to corporate ceos pollute our rivers and streams and even our
have a perfect study in which 50 states you could track health costs, and some states like texas have set very severe caps. and they have not seen lower trend lines because they set the caps. so it's absolutely true that doctors practice defensive medicine, it's true that we need changes. that's all true. it won't fix the cost trends. the cost trends are because of unnecessary capacity, it's because of irrationality in the system, it's because of, you know, delivering too much of the wrong kinds of services. so, you know, you have lots of -- you know, the ama's answer to this and physicians' answer to this is always tort reform. and you can say, you know, yes, you're right, the tort system need to be fixed, but that's not the answer to the cost trends. >> well, thank you, dr. brenner. that was incredibly interesting. [applause] >> thank you so much. ms. . [applause] >> that, i want to ask dan, our nga executive director, to give us an update of the work on the association in assisting states to control health costs while maintaining quality. >> thank you. you probably won't be surpris
and kidnapping after he had a struggle with police. >>> texas boy spent his summer vacation mowing yards for extra cash. earning thousands of dollars. he was not stuffing his own piggy bank. 11-year-old dylan sending the money to victims of the oklahoma tornado disaster. he mowed nearly 90 lawns, making $16,000 in two months. it's called starting a business. two dozen people died in oklahoma. dozens more were hurt in may when those violent tornadoes ripped through moore, oklahoma, south of oklahoma city. all right. good work, dylan. >> tucker: so the headline is, you can make $16,000 in two months? i don't have any calculator. >> eric: 2,000 a week. >> gretchen: i wonder what he charged. >> eric: i'm sure he said look, i'm doing this for the victims in oklahoma. give what you can give. i'm gog mow your lawn. great job, though. >> tucker: that's the way to do it then. if you're going to mow lawns. >> gretchen: say you're giving it to charity? >> tucker: yeah. >> gretchen: i like the fact that he did all the hard work because sometimes young kids get a bad rap in this day and age that they
moments to do what was best for this country. that's when we saw to quote former texas congresswoman barbara jordan, an america as good as its promise. our country has always been a place of promise. my slovenian grandfather worked 1500 feet under the ground in the mines in minnesota. he never graduated from high school. he saved money in a coffee can to send my dad to college. my dad went on to get a degree from a community college in northern minnesota and went to the university of minnesota at got his journalism degree. he went from that mining town to interview everyone from mike ditka to ronald reagan, to ginger rogers. my mom taught 2nd grade until she was 70 years old. and today i stand before you as the grand daughter of an iron ore miner and the daughter of a newspaper man and the teacher and the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota. that's america. my parents and grandparents instilled in me the midwestern values, the same values that you pass on to your children -- family and faith, humility and hardwork. and they taught me to live wi
and unscripted pose. he was caught on camera in a dallas, texas, classroom. that's the phenomenon that became as dufnering. his pga tour buddies, and i use that term loosely, taking full advantage by tweeting and retweeting pictures of the unfortunate post. i'm wondering, are we now going to be seeing a whole lot more of this dufnering? >> maybe. i don't know. i have only done it -- that's the only time i have done it. actually i did it once with lindsey vonn because she asked me, but, you know, they caught me in a moment of relaxation i guess and then the guys all out here tried to give me a good ribbing on it and get me in trouble and all this stuff. but i kind of ran with it and it turned out to be a good thing and a lot of people have taken to it so maybe i will give them a special treat later this week when i get home with the trophy. >> reporter: come on, jason, give us some more dufnering. we love it. this is a player that rarely smiles, but at 36 years of age, he really needs to. most players have majors in the bag by this point if they're going to go on and actually win a major. he's
costs. some states like texas set very severe caps. they haven't seen lower trend lines because they set the cap. it's absolutely true that doctors practice defensive medicine. it's true the tort system doesn't work. it's true we need changes. it's all true. it won't fix the terrorist trends. they because of it's because of a rationality in the system. it's because of delivering too many of the wrong kinds of social security. yo lot of ama's answer to this and physician's answer is tort reform. you can say, you know, yes, you are right the tort system needs to be fixed. it's not the answer to the cost trends. >> thank you, doctor. that was incredibly interesting. [applause] i want to ask our executive director to give us an update on the association and assistanting state to control health costs while maintaining quality. >> thank you we're trying to emulate what jeff it doing. we have an agreement with jeff trying to utilize his technique. we have awarded seven states project to see if we can take some of the technique jeff and his colleagues have developed and apply them to a state. it
. >> the western district of texas in february the public defender's office faced a 9% pay cut. in march the office was notified it had to cut an additional 14%. the result? case delays, layoffs for a third of the defenders and a 10% salary reduction on top. meanwhile, the number of cases isn't letting up. it's projected to top 13,000 this year. >> and you see sort of multiple layers of injustice, where people are funneled into a system because they don't have economic opportunities. then once they're in the system they don't have adequate defense because there is insufficient spending for the public defenders that would provide them with adequate defense in that system. >> reporter: the real impact on the ground isn't shared either. it's black defendants who overwhelmingly are denied the equal representation they're required to receive under law. black defendants comprise just 19% of clients who can afford to hire their own if sequester is the new normal this new imbalance could ultimately prove unconstitutional. >> joshua du bois, former head of the white house office, author of a recent "newswee
) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ music playing ] >> we're from katy, texas. >> it'sy birthday. >> and we're spending it with the "today" show. >> we love the "today" show. >> hey mom in pennsylvania. >> i'm spending my first day of retirement on the "today" show. >>> well, thank you for spending your day with us. 8:00 now on a monday morning. it's the 12th of august, 2013. nice start to the week for the folks at rockefeller plaza. but looking at the grey skies above, we may see rain later tonight. i'm san van guthrie along side david gregory. matt has morning off today but you were saying hello to the nice folks in rehabilitation center -- in rockefeller plaza. >> it's nice and cool. >> i don't think there will be rain later. >> you don't forecast a bad hair day. >> no. >> coming up on trending, nobody would want to get fired. can you imagine if your boss decided to let you go and fire you on the spot while 1,000 coworkers were listening in on a conference call. >> the circumstances are interesting there. and more on our on going series, the art of -- this morning
, it is what happens after. host: 8 from texas. independent line. -- dave. caller: you mentioned 1,000 feet and a low for the ranch land. any type of height restriction over residential or will they be able to fly to feet above the roof of your house? you say about the privacy issues, that is the government that has gone to process privacy issues. if they are the ones pricking privacy, how will we hold them responsible? guest: again, and the operation any operation and all of the private citizens are getting involved with. you may say we will of the use these systems for these particular applications or if you are going to use them, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe matter and all local walls of the rules. that is what they're there for. host: our guest is michael toscano. our next guest is jordan in maryland. caller: what do you think the unmanned vehicles are used as far as the fire department, police department and other local government? guest: again, a lot of the civil applications are ideal. the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else
. maggie from lewisville, texas, says you always seem so put together. but do you do a lot of cooking? if so, what's your specialty? >> i love to cook for my kids. i would love to cook every day. it's not realistic for me just because i'm working. michael: what's one signature -- i where the kids go mommy, we've got to have this. nicole: we are gluten-free but i believe you don't have to eat little foods be gluten-free because i like real food. i make a great gluten-free pasta, pancakes. michael: when are we coming over to eat? nicole: well. michael: i got kicked out of the league. now you don't even feed me. i've got to work on your family. i really do. nicole: you're gone. you're in new york. and we miss you. michael: i'll fly back just for your cooking. nicole: sherry from providence. my dad is a faithful viewer of the show. i believe his has bit of a man crush on michael but constantly gets his name wrong. he calls him michael stainrod. [laughter] [applause] michael: you know what, sherry? nicole: i say the same thing, weirdly. michael: as long as he calls me, i'm happy. all right
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